Fans of Amazon Prime Video's Clarkson's Farm may remember Pepper the Cow, the animal Jeremy Clarkson promised not to kill.

However, in a recent update ahead of series three of the popular show, the former Top Gear presenter revealed the cow had to be killed and was sent to an abattoir. 

At the end of series two, Clarkson promised five-year-old Rosie, the daughter of a cattle breeder, that he would not kill Pepper. 

The Grand Tour presenter grew close to Pepper throughout series two and vowed to keep his promise to Rosie.

Sharing: "This is my pet. Five-year-old Rosie, from the farm we bought her from, said this cow was her favourite,’ he said in one of the previous episodes.

"She asked: “Would you look after Pepper for me?” So I said I would."

But the harsh truths of owning his Diddly Squat farm saw Clarkson face a very tough decision and kill Pepper.

Beloved Clarkson Farm cow Pepper killed

Ahead of series three, Clarkson shared that he had no choice but to make the tough decision alongside his farm manager Kaleb Cooper.

Together, the pair chose to rear pigs, which meant that they needed half their cows, seeing them being sent to the abattoir, including Pepper. 

Speaking on the show, Clarkson said: "I’m finding today really quite sad.

"Pepper is going, obviously — what do you think will become of her?"

How to watch ‘Clarkson’s Farm’ season three

The first four episodes of Clarkson’s Farm will be available to stream exclusively on Prime Video from May 3, with a further four episodes landing the following week on May 10.

To watch Clarkson’s Farm online you’ll need to be an Amazon Prime member.

Membership costs £8.99 per month, or £95 per year, though if you haven’t already been a Prime member in the last 12 months, you can sign up for a free 30-day trial.


Jeremy Clarkson makes shocking U-turn on Clarkson’s Farm

The latest series will feature Mr Clarkson trying his hand at pig farming while Diddly Squat Farm battles severe hot weather. 

The series is filmed in Chadlington, Oxfordshire.

Clarkson's Farm will also highlight how inflation has driven up the prices of supplies and continued planning disputes.